Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
Springfield, Massachusetts

Wednesday Hikes

Unless otherwise specified, breakfast is at 8:00AM at the restaurant listed and hikes begin at 9:00AM. Wear clothing in layers suitable for the weather. Trails may be icy, wear appropriate footwear (i.e. crampons). Hike leaders may refuse participation by unprepared hikers. If at least four inches of snow are on the ground the hike may be replaced by cross-country skiing or snow showing. Rain cancels. If in doubt about the conditions, contact the hike leader.
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January 29: “Hike Wachusett Mountain”  No breakfast stop. Hike will depend on the weather. Meet at 9:00 AM at the Ski Lodge parking lot, NOT the Visitor’s Center! Please park near the woods, near the trails. Bring lunch, fluids, water, poles, spikes.  POST-HIKE snacks at the Gingras’ house. Please bring something to share with the group. Leader: Claire Gingras (978) 870-4230 Claire or (978) 870-2483 Ed or

February 5:  “Hike Conant Brook Dam”  Breakfast at Beth’s Family Dining, 107 Main St. Monson, MA.  Dogfriendly, bring poles, spikes etc. Approximately 4 miles, moderate pace. Leader: Chuck Alsop (413) 782-6328 or

February 12: “Hike Mineral Hills Conservation Area”   Breakfast at the Miss Florence Diner. Park behind diner. Will carpool to hiking site.  Leader: Al Shane (413) 548-9435 or

February 19:  “Hike Conant Brook“  Five miles, moderate pace, different route than the  Feb. 5 hike. Breakfast at Beth’s Family Dining, 107 Main Street, Monson, MA. Dog friendly. Leader: Don Maynard.  (413) 525-3464 or

February 26:  Meet at Almeda’s Country Café, 146 State St. (US 202), Belchertown, MA .  Hike starts at Herman Covey Wildlife Management (On East St off Rte 9 in Btown--parking and start of trail across from Belchertown Fisheries and Wildlife Division buildings).  Moderate hike and dog friendly. Will likely need spikes depending on weather.  Approximately 2-2.5 hours.  Leaders: Mike and Nancy Greco, e
mail or call Nancy at 626-3052.

March 4:  “Hike or Snowshoe Mt. Norwottuck”  Breakfast at Atkins Farm, 1151 West Rd, Amherst, MA.   Meet at 9:00 AM for hike at the Notch Visitor Center,1500 West St. S. Hadley. Route and distance will depend on trail conditions.  Leaders: Betty and Ray Siwinski.(413) 427-6095 or 

March 11: “Hike Brimfield State Forest” Breakfast at Girlie’s Grill, 1315 Park St. Palmer, MA. 4-5 miles, moderate pace, Dog Friendly. Leader: Don Maynard 413 525-3464 or

March 18:  “Hike Granville State Forest”  Breakfast at the Gristmill Cafe, 610 College Highway (Rt.202), Southwick, Massachusetts - located at the corner of Rt. 202 and Rt.57. Meet at trailhead @ 9:30 AM to hike the Hubbard Brook Trail, 323 West Hartland Rd. Granville,MA. 4-6 miles, easy to moderate, dog friendly. Leaders: Donna and Paul Katz (413) 531-6879 or

March 25: “Hike the New England Trail”  Breakfast at Bennie’s, 562 Hopmeadow St.(Rt. 202), Simsbury, CT.  We will leave for the hike site from the restaurant. Moderate hike with some hills.  Leader: David Wells (413) 789-1097